Dear University of Miami Community,
In recognition of an extraordinary lifetime of giving to their alma mater, we are honored to announce the establishment of the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School.
The Herberts’ enduring connection with the University began in the 1950s, when they met as students and both earned their degrees from the Business School. Over the ensuing six decades, their philanthropic legacy has exceeded $100 million to our University. Their latest gift provides a landmark investment that will transform one of our earliest schools for generations to come.
Funding for the Miami Herbert Business School will support its greatest needs, including an endowment to support priorities in perpetuity. By generously sharing their treasure and their name, Patti and Allan demonstrate a profound trust in the University and our continued success for many years to come.
This most recent gift is both a testament to and a catalyst for the aspirational vision of the Miami Herbert Business School faculty, staff, and Dean John Quelch—a vision that will position the University as a global leader in the transformation of business education and as a home to the learners, scholars, and entrepreneurs who will reshape the world of business.
The Herberts’ vote of confidence will also help to attract talented students, faculty, and staff by elevating the school’s hemispheric and global relevance and visibility. And in today’s rapidly changing world of business, their gift will propel the kind of impactful and innovative scholarship and research that will help us address some of the greatest challenges of our time—from economic development, to sustainable growth, to the essentials of principled leadership.
Patti and Allan are a vital part of our University family, and their latest commitment builds on a trajectory of giving that has supported the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center—part of the Miller School of Medicine—the Frost School of Music, the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the School of Law, the School of Education and Human Development, the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, the Department of Athletics, the Lowe Art Museum, Student Affairs, and Alumni Relations.
There are lifelong relationships forged between our University and alumni—these are meaningful, mutually sustaining, and deeply personal. Today we celebrate how the fruition of one such relationship is helping to transform the U and our vision for the future.
We Are One U.